Kirstie Alley, Cheers Star Dies of Cancer at 71

Kirstie Alley star of Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous actress has died after a short battle with cancer.

Kirstie’s children confirmed that the actress died on Monday. In a statement, they wrote “We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a short battle with cancer, only recently discovered.”

“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”

They thanked the “incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care.”

The statement also stated Kirstie’s love and passion for everything around her. “Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did.”

They concluded by thanking her fans “we thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

Following the news of her death, colleagues have paid tribute to the two-time Emmy Award winning actress. Actor and comedian, Tim Allen wrote on Twitter “A sweet soul pass on in Kirstie Alley. Sad, sad news. Prayers for all her family. With love always, True and Lillie Parker.”

Television personality, Lauren Crocker tweeted “Cheers was must see TV in our home and Look Who’s Talking made me want to be a cool mom like Kirstie Alley when I grew up! She was an icon of my youth and it’s so shocking to see she’s passed. Rest easy to a powerful woman.”

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